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Jun 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
popular, "miracle in philadelphia" did it very well, others have tried. i thought i could bring something special to it as a lawyer who dealt with these issues and i wanted to tell it in a different way. i wanted to take the reader through the experience of being a delegate and really march through the frustrations and the trivlations of being there that summer, dealing with these difficult people and these difficult problems. >> how did you do it, then? >> it seterms of assembling? >> how did you make it unique. >> i stayed close to the word of the delegates. we have madison's notes, notes from several other delegates and also a lot of letters that the delegates wrote when they were in philadelphia or before or after about what happened. so we can really stick pretty closely to what they say happened. and i think that gives you a sense of the texture and feel and how they thought about these issues, which is, i think, so valuable, trying to understand what they were trying to do and what they did. >> when did you decide that you wanted to show in that couple paragraphs that james madison
Jun 17, 2012 4:15pm EDT
by the virginia delegation at the philadelphia convention, but the constitution that we have is not his. it was born over and over in the philadelphia convention and modified over and over by a number of important people. some of these people you're probably never heard of, like john dickinson of delaware. police say, who the heck is john dickinson? a guy that was called that tent of the revolution, one of the most important man of the founding generation bar none. and when he went to the philadelphia convention he looked at this constitution that james madison and britain and said, no, we are not having that that is not point to work in these united states. well, you have someone like roger sherman of connecticut, a man that thomas jefferson once said never said -- on paraphrasing, never said a stupid thing in his life. this was also his constitution because, again, a conservative moderating influence. and he gets the philadelphia convention and son james madison work he said, were not having that in these united states. the people of connecticut will never agree. john rutledge of sout
Jun 18, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of it. >> rose: also the new barnes museum in philadelphia. we talk to the architects tod williams and billie tsein >> they did say that two important parts of the commission, to replicate the hangings which are the ensembles that are devised showing relationships between paintings and that we needed to also keep the sequence of galleries intact. so those were two kuwait power requests, sort of thinking how do you make a building that is of its time when it's holding these pieces that are put together in this specific way 50 years ago. >> rose: we conclude this evening with peter piot. his new book is called "no time to lose: a life in pursuit of deadly viruses." >> first thing is a chameleon is always... you know, it doesn't move. so stick to your goal. have a long-term two, who what are the eyes of the chameleon? they go around and scan the environment. so goodntelligence is absolutely essenal and thirdly changes color. so you've got to adapt to the environment. if you change color without sticking to your goal you're not recognized. if you stick to your goal and change color you
Jun 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
of virginia, but was commissioned to come to philadelphia and build buildings there. he orchestrated the nrnling of their waterworks and this is the first grecian building in the united states, the bank of pennsylvania that does not exist anymore unfortunately. getting back to where i was. with his work on the white house, he added low single story wings that you can see right here that were not previously in the design. they were part of what jefferson really had implemented in his influence in the designs. this is a north or south-facing fasat that you can see by the colonade. that would go into the blue room, about you in this day and age it was. this is the east facade. seeing a profile of the house. . >> jefferson isolated himself as president, but coming into the white house and the reputation as extraordinary hosts, they were surely to be lively again as one of two public attractions existing at the time and he was very much counting on the greater opportunity as an architect. he went beside the boundaries of being an architect and an emergency. they dated march 17th, 1809 and
Jun 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
would like to take over the housing agency here in d.c. is leaving a similar job in philadelphia under a bit of a cloud. staffers complained about michael kelly saying that he was having an improper affair with another staffer. mayor gray says he's my guy and i'm sticking with him. bruce, what's the deal? >> derek, one of those where no one doubts he has a talent to put more affordable housing, but the question is, can the gray administration afford another scandal? >> when you resign from his job as top administrator for the housing authority last week, michael kelly signed personal reasons. turned out that staffers there had accused kelly of having a sexual affair with a female staffer that he had appointed to a senior staff position, then approved her pay raises. >> he is a nationally respected professional. >> d.c. mayor says he nominated michael kelly to head the d.c. housing authority because of kelly's past work. and a hod investigation, which gray says cleared kelly of any wrong doing in philadelphia. >> can you afford to bring michael kelly on given all the other stuff g
Jun 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
used back in the 19th century. and in some cases, some of the same pipes. grusheski: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technolo
Jun 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
: we have the latest from philadelphia, where a church leader is on trial for protecting priests who molested children. >> warner: and jeffrey brown talks with peruvian writer mario vargas llosa about his new book and the importance of literature. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> growing up in arctic norway, everybody took fish oil to stay healthy. when i moved to the united states almost 30 years ago, i could not find an omega-3 fish oil that worked for me. i became inspired to bring a new definition of fish oil quality to the world. today, nordic naturals is working to fulfill our mission of bringing omega-3s to everyone, because we believe omega-3s are essential to life. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station fr
Jun 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
, baltimore, philadelphia, thunderstorms are rolling through this morning. even a few in update new york. from syracuse, just got hit, now heading for albany and upstate. as far as we are going to deal with the worst of it appears to be down around philadelphia and baltimore. we see severe thunderstorm warnings all over the delaware valley. looks like the strongest of those storms is rolling through downtown philadelphia. they will roll through pretty quickly. it looks like baltimore, you have just avoided the worst of it in the downtown area. north of the city is where we are seeing a stronger storm. as far as the new york city area goes, we are not looking at severe storms. a pretty strong line of storms is going to roll through. it looks like it is intensifying as it is over stat continue island. if you are traveling anywhere from new york city north wards including çconnecticut, it loo like over the next half hour, these storms will roll through and the rest of the morning commute should be just fine. another line up here near utica, new york. those will head around interstate 88, albany
Jun 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
matters; native american tribal lands under water; a catholic church official on trial in philadelphia; and peruvian novelist mario vargas llosa. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: despite other signs of a slowdown, u.s. auto sales were up in may by double digits. chrysler sales rose 30% over this time last year, and both ford and g.m. had gains of better than 10%. toyota was up 87%. it faced severe vehicle shortages a year ago after the japanese earthquake and tsunami crippled its factories. the european union got a boost today in its bid to rein in public spending and the debt of member states. officials in ireland announced voters there ratified the e.u.'s new fiscal treaty, with tighter rules on deficits. but in debt-stricken greece, the leader of a radical left coalition vowed to cancel an international austerity package if his party wins elections this month. >> i want to make clear that the first act of the government of the left, as soon as the new parliament is sworn in, will be the cancellation of the bailout and its implementation laws. >>
Jun 24, 2012 2:00pm EDT
it and, of course, was presented by the virginia delegation at the philadelphia convention, but the constitution that we have is not his. it was gone over and over in the philadelphia convention and modified over and over again by a number of important people. so some of these people you probably never heard of before like john dickinson of delaware. probably saying who the heck is john dickinson? this is a guy who was called opinion of the revolution. he was one of the most important of the founding generation. bar none. when he went to the philadelphia convention he looked at this constitution that james madison had written and he said no, no. we are not having that. that's not going to work, in these united states. or just someone like roger sherman of connecticut, a man that thomas jefferson said once -- i'm paraphrasing, never said a stupid thing in his life. this was also his constitution because again he was a conservative moderating influence. when he got to the philadelphia convention and saw james madison's work, he again said no, we're not having that in these un
Jun 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
sixasburg giving up just two runs. the national's win the 7-4. baltimore and philadelphia, a top of the fourth. philadelphia was unstoppable. they win 9-6. not too shabby. all have another will not run in another. officially retired today. , at theeft front tendon beginning of tendinitis. have another was the win the belmont stakes. towill make one final trip the horse track. 2, nadal beat ferrer 6- 2, 6-1. he has lost a total of 35 games. if he wins, he will be in come ever to win seven french open titles. it is amazing. round,ld cup qualifying here you go. it does not get prettier than that. usa win 3-1. signing a six-year extension england patriots than $50 million. must be nice. >> thank you so much. have a great weekend. to see this video. that is what we come back. >> that the scandal surrounding brown is one of our top on warmup, they are on he and his neighborhood are household names. remixed.s getting >> ♪ is pbs studios. the video has only been online yesterday and it has topped 1 million views on youtube. pbs says there could be more re
Jun 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
-0 baltimore. hunter pence, the base hit. 3-1 philadelphia. 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth. steve tolleson, a huge home run. he has two this year. bottom of the 10th inning. adam jones to ty wigginton. next up matt wieters. fly ball. hunter pence drifting back. adam jones flying around third base. 5-4 the final. the orioles win in 10. they take the series from philadelphia and dark eight games above -- and are eight games above .500. we go to yankee stadium. sublease series. -- subway series. top of the ninth. 4-4. this is russell martin. that is a lot off home run -- that is a walk off home run. the yankees win. derrick mason put up the numbers. today he will call it a career as a raven. a press conference scheduled today. my favorite stat -- he played every single game in six years. ed.touchdown score >> he was electrifying to watch. >> he was. 15 years in the league. >> he will get some pub now. 6:27. playing the political spin game. >> president obama tries to pivot from a political gaffe. details are coming up. >> the search is not for baltimore's next top cop. i have details in a liv
Jun 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: a philadelphia priest was found guilty of endangering a child's welfare today, becoming the first u.s. catholic official to be convicted for covering up sexual abuses. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, we'll have the latest on the split verdict, which included acquittals on two other counts. >> brown: then, from syria, we go behind the front lines with the opposition forces, and look at who the rebels really are. >> suarez: paul solman talks with journalist and author rory o'connor about privacy concerns and social media web sites. >> its he a social network that didn't abuse our privacy and could be trusted comes along, we abandon facebook. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> suarez: and i sat down with veteran reporter lindsey hilsum. her new book chronicles the revolution in libya. >> i spent a lot of time up and do the desert roads reporting on the rebels. they were probably the worst guerrilla army i've ever come across. >> brown: t
Jun 2, 2012 9:30am EDT
to saturday hospital. which you'll see a picture of later in philadelphia. treatment, blood taken from the cup at the back of the ears. they would put a kurp at the back of your neck, they would put a fire to it, let the blood come out. a mercury derivative, they are deadly poisonous. they were the most common drugs they used to do for people. so much so that mercury poisoning was so rampant in the military that they had to stop it and mercury poisoning is pretty severe, to the point that you would have gangrene of your entire face and your skin and mandible would stop offer. communication by a writing slate, confirmed reality of symptoms. somebody said hey, put the guy to sleep, if he answers your questions, he's not deaf and dumb. and finally electroshock therapy, they had the beginnings of electricity, they would touch you with the wires and you get a shock, nothing helped. result, december 10, 1862. this is now about six months after the shell bounded him. two days later he has a seizure, by mid-december he remains perfectly deaf and dumb. does it end there in outcome, a year later he's di
Jun 16, 2012 4:30pm EDT
or have it made in the united states. instead he hired john ray of philadelphia to make the upholstery for the entire room in the red velvet. and latrobe was certain that the room would get such poor reviews he would never be forgiven. this also goes to show, as i said, that he became more of just the surveyor public buildings, maybe the newspapers weren't too often referred to him as an upholster because he worried so much about the fabric. the reason why we focus so much on the elliptical salon is that's what most of the information that is available today survives. we do understand from latrobe's letters that the mantle on the east wall which you see right here had a long french plate mirror above with a lamkin valance atop trimmed with gilded balls and cloth. here we have president madison, mrs. madison, steven decatur and several other guests. ornamental palmettes were gilded as were the other grecian-inspired accents. here's the design latrobe came up with, the palmettes. the walls were papered and, perhaps, brushed over with a light coat of fleck coach paint and the wood work wa
Jun 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
jerry sandusky not far away in philadelphia a catholic monsignor today became the highest ranking church official yet to be convicted of covering up the molestation of a child by a priest. monsignor william lind oversaw hundreds of priests in the nation's sixth largest diocese. he was convicted of endangering a child not by his own hand but by allowing a pedophile priest to be in a position to molest a young boy. it's a case that cuts to the heart of what many see as the most shameful part of the long-running catholic priest sexual abuse scandal. church leaders who look the other way. >>> in a scandal where so many knew so much but did so little to protect children, monsignor william lind is the first senior catholic church official to be convicted of not doing enough. while acquitting him of conspiracy, the jury found lind guilty of one count of endangering a child. an altar boy who was assaulted by a priest, lind knew was a pedophile. >> he's really upset. he's upset. he's crushed. he's in custody and he didn't want anything other than to help kids. he is crushed. >> reporter: lind was
Jun 4, 2012 3:30pm PDT
in philadelphia. we've actually seen something like this before. surveillance video of this dude trying to steal this giant air conditioning unit. the video was released by the philadelphia police. this is in the kensington neighborhood. apparently he made off with this thing despite its size. you see it kicking the thing and stomping on it to dislocate it. >> he's lucky he didn't dislocate his foot because that's a heavy piece of equipment. >> at one thing when he's yanking at some cords and stuff you, see some sparks fly out. >> he's lucky he didn't electrocute himself. >> it's not like those outdoor air conditioners that you plug into a wall. they're hard wired into the circuitry of the house so of course he's going to get zapped. the video doesn't show the guy picking it up or how he got it out of here but philadelphia police are saying this was indeed a theft and are looking for help identifying the suspect. >> if i walked into my house and it was hot because someone stole by ac, i would go postal. >>> i've heard that parents when they have kids really cherish their alone time. >> hey. >> l
Jun 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
.a. rallies past philadelphia, 4-3. >>> at the french open, maria sharapova barely survived the marathon match. it took her three hours and 11 minutes to knock off klara zakapalova. she'll move on to the quarterfinals. >>> on the men's side, 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. >>> when we come back another look at this morning's top stories and cancer connection. childhood survivors of cancer appear to be at a high risk of developing breast cancer. a high risk of developing breast cancer. amage. help stop the damage before it stops you... ...with humira. for many adults with moderate to severe ra,... ...humira's proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, blood, liver, and nervous system problems,... ...serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor
Jun 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
former philadelphia flyers. the hand offfrom rioff from ric teammates last year in philadelphia. carter went to columbus. and then traded during the regular season. >> mike: dustin penner's second time. from southern california, with the anaheim ducks. he played well. >> mike: there's a guy that will have a lot of hardware because the conn smythe is heavy. and so is the stanley cup. drew doughty. is it not booing, it is "drew." >> eddie: rob scuderi signed as a free agent, a winner of the stanley cup with the pittsburgh penguins. remember, he was on the receiving end of that hit by steve bernier in that first period. really kind of changed the tide and momentum in this hockey game. but scuderi's stability on the back end. and colin fraser won a stanley cup with the chicago blackhawks. did not play a game in a stanley cup final, but a fourth line role player, who scored the first goal of this final in game one in newark. >> mike: what a night of celebration this will be. in the city of angels. dan aykroyd in the movie "dragnet" played sergeant for the city of los angeles, sure the city i
Jun 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
around philadelphia, new jersey, new york city, now trying to dive down toward york, pennsylvania. we've had some thunderstorm warnings with these. but these are going to make their way to baltimore and philadelphia for your morning drive. keep that in mind. there's a few storms heading to the new york state throughway. we do have heat advisories, heat warnings in place from kansas city to indianapolis and a heat warning around philadelphia. how hot? look at that. charlotte, around 104. d.c., around 100. and we're still just as hot all the way through the mississippi river valley. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look outside your window. no break today. we're watching the heat continue to spread. raleigh, 102. another very hot day around cincinnati. if you're lucky, you'll get some of the thunderstorms and clouds to heavy cool you off. triple-digit heat continues in the areas right through sunday. >> thanks so much. >>> coming up euro steps to the plate blackberry sours and a six-figurier cab nair that comes with its own wine maker. sounds good, isn't it. your ea
Jun 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
felons. he has a practice of hiring them. >>> public teachers in philadelphia refuse to go down without a fight. >> save our schools. save our schools. >> former assistant education secretary diane ravage on the national war on public education. >>> good to have you with us. the latest job numbers are bad news for the economy, and republicans well, they are thrilled. they root against america as long as it helps their election prospects. the numbers are not good. you can't paint it any other way. it's the worst month for jobs in a year. only 69,000 jobs were gained. that is well below expectations. unemployment rose 8.2%. the economy only grew by 20,000 net jobs when revisions of the past two months are factored in. president obama tried to find a silver lining in a dark cloud today. >> the economy's growing again, but it's not growing as fast as we want it to grow. our businesses have created almost 4.3 million new jobs over the last 27 months, but as we learned in today's job report we're still not creating them as fast as we want. >> of course, the president is getting no help from a
Jun 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to appeal. a jury in philadelphia conducted the monsignor of one count of child endangerment but acquitted him of conspiracy. he was a senior official in the roman catholic church in philadelphia. he is the first u.s. church official convicted for covering up abuse claims. the judge revoked his bail. he was taken to jail. his lawyers plan to ask for house arrest on monday until sentencing. he faces up to seven years in prison. the baltimore county teenager who died after an alleged altercation with off-duty police officer was laid to rest this morning. there are many unanswered questions around his death. sheldon dutes is live with more. >> there is an ongoing investigation to figure out what happened tonight christopher brown died. his relatives are holding on to positive memories and praying for justice. loved ones gathered at colonial baptist church for his funeral this morning. loved ones celebrated his life. he was killed after a confrontation with an off-duty baltimore county police officer who has been identified. it happened around 10:00 that night. the medical examiners said brown
Jun 10, 2012 2:00pm PDT
grew up, went to school, and what kind of jobs to have had. >> i grew up in the philadelphia area, in new jersey. i went to school up and down the east coast. i went to undergrad at duke university. i went to law school at harvard. after clerking for a judge, i came out here in 1997. i have been here for the last 14 years. i have always lived in the castro. i am an attorney. i started out in private practice. i settle private law firm during complex commercial litigation. in 2002, and moved over to the sentences the city attorney's office where i worked on the trial team doing trials for the city, handling my own cases, and supervising a team of attorneys as well. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? >> i always assumed i would go back to the philadelphia area since that is where my family is. i was always interested in san francisco in terms of what it is as a city, its culture, it's amazing lgbt community. i came out here for a summer, fell in love with it. i have been interested in politics since i was a kid. i worked on campaigns as a teenager. i was involved campai
Jun 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
people want to turn the men. but the program is modeled after the one in philadelphia. they say given the response, they will do it again. >> i see it as a live turnaround. we want persons to turn their lives around and start heading in a new direction. >> metro is launching a new campaign it hopes will combat sexual harassment. the transit agency will display ads at 28 stations this month. supporters say the ads will educate writers and encourage them to report sexual misconduct. they also hope the ads will make a difference. >> i hope people see the ads and realize they are not alone. it happens to a lot of people. there is a way to take action. >> metro has been tackling the issue of sexual ross met for months. in march, it launched an online reporting tool for sexual harassment. nearly 50 people responded. more evidence of a tough economy. 76 maryland school nurses have been told to prepare for layoffs. the layoff notices came after washington county commissioners voted to cut funding for school health programs. if the money is not restored, layoffs will begin june 30. still ahead
Jun 16, 2012 11:00am EDT
of north point. even one of their generals had been killed by a sharpshooter. >> let's go to philadelphia. harold's calling n.welcome to the program. >> caller: hello. i -- i notice that the man on television said that the war was unpopular. yes, it was. it was so unpopular that the united states did not have any money, and where did they get the money? they went to the volunteering of the richest man in america, steven gerard, who lived in philadelphia, who was an immigrant from france, who lent the united states $6 million. without that money the war would have been lost. now, that man is often overlooked. he was the richest man in america at the time, and he -- when he died, he left his estate to be a school in philadelphia for orphan children called gerard college which is still there. >> harold, thanks for your conversation. thanks for your call. vince vaise, are you familiar with mr. gerard of philadelphia? >> that's right, yeah. that guy was very intelligent. i'm glad he brought that up, because a lot of people don't know that the government was bankrupt during the war of 1812, and
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